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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
july report from cbs news that found suicide rates for our soldiers is up 80%. our veterans are returning rom were with invisible wounds that needs treatment, but are discouraging for seeking those treatments for various reasons. and as a nation we can do better, and we must get this right. into the american legion, i ask you to continue help in this regard, as you lobby the committee on veterans affairs. i hope you're also lobbying the committees on armed services to make sure that they are dealing with this issue as well. care must begin with the person who is on active duty, before they take off the uniform and become veterans as well. service members also if you look at another area, we've got to do better on, and that's for military training. look at jobs. service members are experienced in many different career fields. that can be ferried, such as electronics, medicine, air traffic control's. and we've got to do everything we can as a congress to help our veterans find jobs when they come back. and i think it's important for the american legion to have a broad outreach and
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